\ ˈrü-mē How to pronounce roomy (audio) , ˈru̇-\
roomier; roomiest

Definition of roomy

1 : having ample room : spacious
2 of a female mammal : having a large or well-proportioned body suited for breeding

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Other Words from roomy

roominess noun

Examples of roomy in a Sentence

a small car that's surprisingly roomy inside

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This latest version follows in the footsteps of its predecessors, with a roomy interior, durable exterior, and a hard shell in titanium, black, and silver. Caitlin Morton, Condé Nast Traveler, "RIMOWA's New Pop-Up Is One More Reason to Visit Aspen This Winter," 20 Dec. 2018 If small bags aren’t your thing, another editor made the case for a roomy white hobo. Madeline Fass, Vogue, "Forget Beige and Black: Spring’s Must-Have Bags Come in Ultra-Bright White," 29 Mar. 2019 This style also tends to be wider and roomier; the largest IKEA fridge—35 ⅝ inches wide, 18 cubic feet—is the French-door NUTID for $1,799. Jessica Dailey, Good Housekeeping, "Refrigerators," 11 Feb. 2019 Now comes the 2019 Volvo XC40, which straddles the line between the smallest subcompact crossover and the roomier compact crossover space. Robert Duffer,, "Review: 2019 Volvo XC40 continues winning crossover tradition," 25 Apr. 2018 This redesigned Traverse is a comely critter that’s lighter, easier on gas, peppier, and roomier than its predecessor. Al Haas,, "Roomy three-row SUVs appeal to 'child-raising generation'," 7 June 2018 The year’s top shelters are quick to assemble and roomier than ever. Outside Online, "The Best Tents of 2018," 15 May 2018 Service is exceptional, the accommodations are stylish and roomy, and the restaurant, Beck at Brown's is a real highlight. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "The Best Room At... Brown's Hotel," 8 Feb. 2019 The Eclipse Cross is on the small end of the compact SUV segment on the outside, but has a roomy cabin that offers more legroom than even four tall adults will know what to do with. Gary Gastelu, Fox News, "The 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross proves times have changed," 13 June 2018

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First Known Use of roomy

1581, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of roomy was in 1581

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English Language Learners Definition of roomy

: having plenty of space or room


\ ˈrü-mē How to pronounce roomy (audio) , ˈru̇-\
roomier; roomiest

Kids Definition of roomy

: spacious The house has roomy closets.

Other Words from roomy

roominess noun

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